ENGL 417 Deaf Literature: Types of Deaf/ASL Literature Genres


Finding Deaf and Literature Books

Deaf and ASL Literature have many genres to choose from. There are fiction and non-fiction works. Within fiction, we have short stories, novels, mysteries, historical fiction, folklore/folktales, science fiction, fantasy/fairy tales, realistic fiction, horror, romance, action thrillers (suspense) fiction, Westerns, fables, mythology, auto/biographical novel, graphic novels, and utopian fiction. Within non-fiction, we have auto/biographies, memoirs, essays, personal narratives, non-fiction short stories, diaries, travel narratives, editorials, speeches, letters, informational, documentary, and newspaper or magazine articles

In addition, Deaf and ASL Literature have poetry and drama works. All works are available in print, online, and video formats. Deaf Studies books, DVDs, and bound periodicals tend to be in the HV2300-2600 area. Deaf Literature books and DVDs are in the PN56-6071 and PS508-3566 areas. If you need to find a video or a book offsite, this short video shows you how to request an offsite item (ie, building 99).  It takes a day or two for the item to be delivered to the Library Services Desk, where you can pick it up. 

Check out the Gallaudet Encyclopedia and Sage Deaf Studies Encyclopedia articles on Deaf Literature.

If the catalog record says the print book is off-site in building 99, you can request the book by clicking on the request tab above the record. It will be delivered within a day. Check out your books with your ID card for 6 weeks. You can renew your books up to 3 times using your online library account.

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